Deputy Principal Nursing Officer – Training Job Placement – Lubaga Hospital

Organisation: Lubaga
Hospital
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Principal Nursing Officer
About US:
Lubaga Hospital,
founded in 1899 (incorporated as Uganda Martyrs Hospital Lubaga) is the second
oldest hospital in the country. The facility is a Private-Not-for-Profit
Hospital,owned by the Archdiocese of Kampala and accredited by the Uganda
Catholic Medical Bureau. The Hospital offers Out-Patient, Inpatient and
Diagnostic services, Internal medicine, Maternity and Antenatal care,
Paediatrics, Surgery, Physiotherapy, Public Health, Clinical Research and
undertakes training of human resources for health. Lubaga Hospital has 250 beds
and is undergoing transformation in accordance with the Strategic Plan in order
to meet the aspirations of society and most importantly, to become a health
facility of choice.
Job Summary:  The Deputy Principal Nursing Officer –
Training will manage on-the-job training function of Nurses within the Hospital
through programming, continuous transfer of skills, assessing practical
application of knowledge in the course of providing treatment and care to
patients; ensuring that Standard Operating Procedures are abided to by both the
employees and Nursing trainees on practicum. Manages the Mentors with the view
to attain the expected level of skill transfer and capacity building for the
good of the patients, trainees, employees and the corporate image of the
Hospital.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Orients Nursing Trainees in the Hospital by providing critical
    baseline operational information in order to align their expectations with
    those of the patients and Hospital at large;
  • Integrates the Nursing Trainees in the Work systems of the Hospital,
    assigns mentors to various syndicates [groups] as the starting point of
    the training;
  • Initiates structured training programs to be followed by the mentors
    in order to systematically transfer knowledge and skills to the Nursing
    Trainees without compromising the quality of health care offered by the
    Hospital;
  • Develops inter-departmental training plans and other case management
    tools by participating in meetings; coordinating information and health
    care requirements for mentors and training institutions. Resolves issues
    that could affect smooth skill transfer progression; fostering peer
    support; providing knowledge and skills to others regarding specific case
    management processes.
  • Keenly monitors delivery of skill transfer processes in accordance
    with acceptable standards by observation of ward clinical activities under
    taken by the Nursing Trainee; intervenes to overcome deviations in the
    expected plan of skill transfer;
  • Reviews the performance of the trainees in conjunction with the Ward
    Managers; interacting with involved departments to evolve the best
    intervention in case of obstacles in training; reports on performance
    issues to the Hospital and the relevant suppliers of the trainees;
    maintaining ongoing communication with utilization review staff,
  • Ensures the Nursing Trainees comply with Hospital and legal
    requirements by fostering nursing practices that adhere to the Hospital
    and nursing division’s philosophy, goals, and standards of care; requiring
    adherence to Nurse Practice Act and other governing regulations.
  • Guides management on the optimum number of Nursing Trainees to be
    admitted within a defined Unit with the view to achieve the strategic
    goals of the practicum, bearing in mind the available space, number of
    mentors and the aspirations of the patients;
  • Ensures that staff and Nursing Trainees strictly adhere to the
    infection control/ Barrier Nursing Norms to protect co-workers and
    patients.
  • Ensures that Nursing Trainee Evaluation Forms are timely, duly
    filled, signed off by the students, and submitted to Training Coordinator.
  • Designs and implements interventional training programs for Nursing
    employees to sustain acceptable standards of Nursing care in the Hospital
    for the good of the patients and the Hospital’s corporate image;
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending
    educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing
    personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices as well as
    participating in professional societies.
  • Spearheads competencies assessment for the Nursing staff within the
    Hospital to ensure that the practices are in line with best practice.
  • Performs any other duties which may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or
    Clinical Tutorship obtained from a recognized institution of Higher
    Learning.
  • At least five years of working experience in a busy Hospital
  • Plan, organize and prioritize work
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Good coach and Mentor
  • Must have excellent organizational skills
  • Keen attention to details
  • Familiar with Hospital Total Quality Management System Plans,
    organizes and prioritizes work Excellent oral and written communication
    skills
How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified persons should submit the following in a sealed envelope clearly
marked “Application for the Position of “………”
  • Cover letter, clearly indicating the Position for which you are
    applying and describing how you meet the minimum requirements;
  • Updated and detailed Curriculum Vitae/ Resume, with names, contact
    telephone number, and email address of three (3) professional referees.
  • Copies of Academic Transcript and Certificates.
  • Any other information deemed necessary.
Address and deliver
to:
Executive Director,
Lubaga Hospital,
P.O. Box 14130
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 16th November 2018 at 17:00 hours
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